Delta has appointed Tim Mapes (pictured) as Chief Marketing
and Communications Officer, effective 1 May 2019.
Mapes’ scope of
responsibilities will include Delta’s internal and external
corporate communications and marketing functions, including
advertising, corporate brand management and community engagement. He will also continue to serve as president of the Delta
“Tim is a
world-class communicator. His more than 30 years of brand,
marketing and communications experience inside and outside of
Delta make him a strong leader to continue to elevate the momentum
we have today,” said Delta CEO Ed Bastian.
Tim succeeds John E. “Ned” Walker who retires
the same day.
Walker returned to Delta as Chief
Communications Officer in December 2016 during a period of
leadership transition. He had served Delta in the role from 2008 –
2014. He has more than 35 years of airline industry experience,
and prior to that served as a news anchor.
return, Ned has led our Corporate Communications team as they’ve
shaped the global narrative of Delta’s achievements, driven by our
unique culture,” Bastian said. "Ned’s leadership and service to
Delta have helped position us to continue building the strength of
our brand, reputation and mission, while growing the effectiveness
and impact of our internal and external communications."
Mapes will report to Bastian and serve as a member of the Delta